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Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

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Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works.

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Staying safe this holiday season

During a recent chat with Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms, Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria covered some common seasonal safety tips to help everyone have a happy, healthy, uneventful holiday season.

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Ear tubes - what parents need to know

Dr. Yusif Hajiyev, UTMB Health pediatric ENT, recently sat down with Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms to discuss ear tubes in children. From what conditions might prompt the need for tubes to the rules for swimming and bathing after the procedure.

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Halloween Safety

Children need glow sticks, reflectors, or flashlights to keep them safe from cars while collecting candy.

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Closing the loop on breast cancer

UTMB Health nurse practitioner Jill Resendez helps patients close the loop on breast cancer, one strategically placed tattoo at a time. She and her former patient Tina Herring joined Meagan Clanahan of Houston Moms for a recent chat where Herring shared her personal story and how reconstruction helped in her healing process as a cancer survivor.

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Declining Vaccine Rates

UTMB pediatrician Dr. Lauren Raimer-Goodman addressed the public health concerns that are surfacing as a result of declining vaccination rates.

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Mommy Makeovers 101

UTMB experts Dr. Kathleen Kroger and Dr. Linda Phillips discuss all the surgical and non-surgical options for moms looking to have some cosmetic work done.

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Pediatric Eye Care 101

UTMB Health’s Dr. Ashton Ehlers gives Meagan an overview of pediatric eye care-what to know, current guidelines, when to see a specialist and more.

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Seasonal Allergies 101

Board-certified allergy expert Dr. Jennifer McCracken joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss helpful tips and tricks about seasonal allergies.

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Potty Training 101

From best practices to how to know when it’s time to involve a specialist, this discussion with Dr. Hannah O’Donohoe covered all things potty training.

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How to select an OBGYN

UTMB OBGYNs Dr. Joyce Muruthi & Dr. Kimberlyn Robinson share their tips for choosing an OBGYN. Their patient, Taylor Thurstonson, joined the chat to share her story.

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Covid Vaccine and Kids 5+

Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez Lien shares what parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine and the 5+ population.

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Picky Eating and Kids

Dr. Amber Hairfield discusses tips, tricks and methods for navigating life and meal time with a picky eater.

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Adolescent Gynecology 101

UTMB OBGYN's Dr. Parin Patel and Dr. Joyce Muruthi join Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the ins and outs of adolescent gynecology.

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Sports Physicals - Know the facts

Dr. Namita Bhardwaj joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss all things sports medicine--sports physicals, safety protocols and best practices during COVID and more.

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Back to School Wellness

Dr. Manuela Murray joined Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, back-to-school well-checks and more.